To: Students in Vancouver
On October 17, Canada’s Cannabis Act will legalize the purchase, possession, and use of cannabis for adults. If you have questions about the cannabis laws in BC or would like further health information about the use of cannabis, visit cannabis.gov.bc.ca.
As these new laws come into effect, UBC remains committed to fostering a healthy and safe learning environment.
As a UBC student, you should be aware of rules governing cannabis use on campus. These include:
- Smoking cannabis is prohibited in any place where tobacco smoking is prohibited, including in university buildings, bus shelters, and within eight metres of doors and air intakes
- Smoking, vaporizing, or inhaling cannabis is not permitted anywhere within a UBC student residence building or on UBC student residence property. For more information about UBC’s residence contracts, visit http://vancouver.housing.ubc.ca/applications/residence-contracts/
- Your conduct is expected to adhere to existing UBC policies and regulations. Information on the student code of conduct is available at http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=3,54,750,0
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about cannabis use on campus, please visit universitycounsel.ubc.ca/cannabis-faqs/.
All substance use carries risk, making it important to consider the short-term and long-term effects of cannabis use on your health and success as a student. Please visit cannabis.gov.bc.ca, to educate yourself on these effects.
Thank you for your role in making our campus a safe learning environment for our entire community.
Interim Vice-President, Students